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16 february 2015

There has been no mention of the dollar against other major currencies on Friday, while a pessimistic recent US data continued pressure on sentiment as it is expected that volumes remain quiet because of the President's Day holiday in the United States to change.

The dollar came under selling pressure, after data on Friday showed that the preliminary reading of consumer confidence index of the University of Michigan, fell to 93.6 from a final reading in January from 98.1. Economists had expected the index remains unchanged.

The report came a day after data showing that US retail sales unexpectedly fell 0.8% last month after falling 0.9% in December, indicating that consumer spending remains slow in the beginning of the year.

And Astqurmacher dollar, which measures the strength of the dollar versus a basket of six major currencies at 94.19.

EUR / USD has increased by 0.11% to 1.1404.

Investors remained cautious, is scheduled to hold officials from Greece and the European Union new talks on Monday after the failure of discussions about reaching an agreement on the new debt, which ended last week, to no avail.

It is scheduled to expire rescue deal for Greece amounting to 240 billion euros in February 28 as the new Greek government does not want an extension, sparking fears of a conflict with its creditors, which may lead to the country's exit from the euro zone.

Earlier in the day, official data showed that the trade surplus in the euro zone widened 24.3 billion euros in December from 21.2 billion euros in November,, figure was revised from a surplus estimated at 20 billion euros.

Analysts had expected the trade surplus to record 20.5 billion euros in December / December

GBP / USD fell by 0.15% to hit 1.5372.

On the other hand, the dollar / yen fell by 0.22% to trade at 118.48, while the dollar / franc fell by 0.16% to hit 0.9303.

In Japan, Monday's data showed that the economy has recovered from recession in the fourth quarter of 2014, but growth is still weaker than expected, indicating that the weak economic recovery.

The Japanese economy grew at an annual rate of 2.2% in the three months to December as expectations were waiting for a rise of 3.7%.

The Australian dollar and New Zealand dollar rose against the dollar, with high, AUD / USD shedding 0.26% to hit 0.7778 and rising NZD / USD shedding 0.72% to trade at 0.7520. The expectations for an increase of 1.3%, after rising by 1.6% in the previous quarter.

Rose core retail sales, which exclude cars, petrol stations, by 1.5% in the fourth quarter, exceeding expectations for a gain of 1.1% after increasing 1.5% in the three months to September / September

At the same time, the Canadian dollar fell against the US dollar with USD / CAD rising 0.17% to trade at 1.2467.

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